Enkisuma is a not for profit organisation which exists to support the education of children in rural Maasailand. We aim to raise funds and awareness of the challenges faced by families in providing good quality education for their children. Our work is wholly Christian, based on the teachings of the Bible.
A million thank yous to everyone who supported our quiz night. It's been a while now and these thanks are long overdue. Our aim was to raise money to provide worming medicine for our children at Mosiro and we raised £200 which covers that for the next year. A zillion thanks too to those of you who signed up to commit to regular giving by standing order. This means that we have enough monthly income to cover Rhodah the teachers salary. Everything we raise now can go to new projects.
If you've seen the children on our Sponsor a child page, you'll know that two siblings, Parsoilal Puruo and Santai (pictured above), have a debilitating skin condition known as Ichthyosis. This means that their skin cells reproduce faster and shed slower than normal resulting in dry, scaly skin and the potential of eye problems. Their Mum now has a third child with the condition. Treatment is simple, emollient creams such as E45, but unobtainable in the bush. The family are also very poor and have no access to clean water which makes infection inevitable. Can we help by supporting this family with creams. Already, because of your support, the two older children are able to go to Mosiro Primary, so huge thanks for that. Let's show them some love. Head to the donate button to give a pound or two. We're also raising money now to give the children of Mosiro worm tablets. During the recent dry period they were forced to eat the rotten and contaminated carcasses of the cattle that provided their livelihood. Our last quiz night raised enough to provide toilets for the school, lets hope we get enough support this time to improve the health of these little ones.
This year has been a challenging time for our Maasai friends. The extended drought period meant that these farming people needed to leave their homes in order to find pasture for their cattle. Schools were closed and much of the livestock that provides their livelihood died from lack of water and food. The rains have now come and people have returned to their villages, but schools are closed again because of the Kenyan elections which are a time of violence and rioting.
Our future plans include continuing to pay the teachers salary. We have a small monthly shortfall of £25 which can be found through fundraising. Our next project will be to supply worming medicine for the children of Mosiro who, in addition to drinking contaminated water, have been feeding off the carcasses of animals that died in the drought. We would also like to explore the possibility of getting a well drilled at Mosiro. So far, explorations of the ground have shown that the specialist drilling equipment needed would be very expensive so funding this would require a grant application.